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15 Aug 2007

Humidifier
Hi Doc. I have been suffering from extreme dry eyes and on-and-off sinusitis for a while now. My dry eyes started when I began working in Midrand - with a much higher altitude than where I live in Pretoria. I have tried everything: flaxseed oil, drinking more water, went to see an eye specialist, etc. I put Patanol in my eyes twice a day (morning and evening) and for the rest of the day use liquigel eye drops (prescribed by the eye specialist). I have also stopped wearing my contact lenses. We do not have aircon at the office. Do you think it will help if I start using a cool mist humidifier at home? I'm hoping it will also help for my sinusitis (not very bad but causes a stuffy head).
Thanks.
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Gloria
A humidifier will make a positive difference. You could also try Restasis drops or ask your eyespecialist if they could plug the tearducts to keep more tears in the eyes?
Dr B
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